Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. CeraLyte 70
  2. Cera Sport
  3. Hydra-1
  4. HydraLife
  5. Pedia-Pop

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Gastrolyte

Descriptions


Carbohydrate and electrolytes combination is used to treat or prevent dehydration (the loss of too much water from the body) that may occur with severe diarrhea, especially in babies and young children. Although this medicine does not immediately stop the diarrhea, it replaces the water and some important salts (electrolytes), such as sodium and potassium, that are lost from the body during diarrhea, and helps prevent more serious problems. Some carbohydrate and electrolytes solutions may also be used after surgery when food intake has been stopped.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use and dose for you or your child.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Solution
  • Powder for Solution
  • Packet